northern pocket gopher


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to northern pocket gopher: Thomomys talpoides
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.northern pocket gopher - greyish to brown gopher of western and central United Statesnorthern pocket gopher - greyish to brown gopher of western and central United States
pocket gopher, pouched rat, gopher - burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
genus Thomomys, Thomomys - western pocket gophers
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
4.3 Bushy-tailed Woodrat Neotoma cinerea 4.3 Northern Pocket Gopher Thomomys talpoides 4.3 Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis 13.0 Coyote (immature) Canis latrans 39.1 Coyote (ad.
The northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides) is a montane species that is widely distributed in mountainous areas of Colorado and ranges eastward onto the plains only on the divide between the Platte and Arkansas rivers.
The 38,000-acre monument protects North America's highest sand dunes--rising more than 700 feet--and endemic species such as the Great Sand Dunes tiger beetle, Ord's kangaroo rat, and the northern pocket gopher. Nearly 200,000 acres of private, state, and federal land surrounding the monument are being considered for inclusion in the site because increasing development pressures threaten to divert stream drainages that cause the dunes to form.
The Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) and Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides) were secondary to voles as part of the rodent diet of the Barn Owl.
Thomomys talpoides (northern pocket gopher) is represented in the Dust Cave fauna by a single element that is only tentatively identified.
However, no differences in infiltration were observed between sites with mounds of the Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides) and mound-free areas, though this may have been due to the gophers' habit of plugging up large sections of their burrows beneath the mounds (Zaitlin et al., 2007).

Full browser ?